Six On Sunday

1. That says SIX.   2. “Mommy, moo cows go pee-pee out their mouth!” “Uhhhh, no honey, moo cows go pee-pee out of their, uh….” “Their BUTTS Mommy!”   3. 4.  Daddy is finishing up a long business trip, so Mommy tried to fill his shoes at a Farmer’s Market Double Header this weekend.  Max…

Swim Lessons are Scary….For Moms.

Dear Lifeguards and Swim Teachers at Max’s Preschool, Yes, this is another one of those imaginary letters written as a way of letting go of my fears.  No, I am not really going to share this with Max’s swim teachers.  I’d much rather spread my neuroses across the Internet. My son Max is going to…

Feed With Love

Dear Teacher L and Teacher N, Tomorrow is Max’s first day of preschool summer camp. Of course, it’s not his first first day.  It was thanks to you that Max survived thrived during his first first day, last summer, exactly one year ago.  The baby boy who was only a few days into two years…

I Love You Because…

Dear Max, I look at you splashing in the bath tub, with a single bubble dotting your forehead, and it strikes me that you are now balanced between the end of “two”, and the beginning of “three”.  Toddlers are two.  Babies are two.  Tiny, babbling, barely emerging.  Speaking gibberish and being sort-of oblivious, that’s two.  But YOU, my…

Bye-Bye Bottles

There is a deep chasm of fear and failure that separates the mother that I am, and the mother that I long to be. When I was pregnant with Max, I was SO good at parenting that some days I amazed even myself. I took classes on breastfeeding and childbirth at a swanky private boutique…

Thank You

Dear Mamas of The Internet Universe, A few days ago I posted a piece that I had written about how much it hurts to feel judged by other moms.  That blog post was noticed by the editors at BlogHer, and is now being featured at BlogHer Family.  To say that I am honored, humbled, and grateful doesn’t even…

When Things Were Good, They Were Very Very Good

Just the important things: It would be completely sacrilegious and unkosher to say that Purim is the new Halloween. So I won’t. But Max’s preschool goes big for Purim, and of course, Max never refuses a chance to be a fireman for the day. They made mini hamantaschen, y’all.  How cute is that? And had a…